Name: Luis Melo
If there is one thing I can't stand, its seeing art that evokes such depth and emotion, it makes me sick-- no wait, it makes me glad. And here is one artist that does it quite well. I'll make this a new regular thing in my blog, just a post where I can admire all the little nuances of a particular unknown artist's work. Not much is known from this Melo fellow, but as you can see, his art is simply vibrant and teeming with character.
The artist described this piece:
"A little tribute to the memories from an old anime series i used to love - Tom Sawyer. Although my picture doesn't refer to the same time. It's also a celebration of music and summer."
What's made me so interested in this piece is the colors. It's almost like from a Hayao Miyazaki flick or something. And the overall pleasantness of it is actually a refreshing change from all the grim and dark fantasy/dark fantasy/ science fiction pieces I see all over the net.
Every area is so lovingly detailed... I hope the artist pursues more subjects such as this. Oh, before I forget, he also did a piece this other piece on August 2007, called Like Summer.
In his own words:
"Trying to go back to an animation style. I was looking for a feeling of carelessness, and of going to meet nature, when everything tries to force you to stay home."
From this piece alone, taking a closer look at the fine details of Mr. Melo's works, they can almost tell you a story. They're beautiful that way, especially with his current cartoon style.
I need not tell you that this trip through the rain isn't going to end well for these two punks. Hey, how about some feedback or comments, eh?